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Jed Beaton Looking to End The 2022 MXGP Season On A High

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Recovery from an early-season shoulder injury has been slower than Jed Beaton would have liked.

Jed Beaton is looking to end the season on a high after a mid-field finish at the penultimate round of the 2022 FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship at St Jean D’Angely in France.

Beaton was buried in the pack at the start each time but was able to convert seventeenth on the opening lap of race one into fifteenth at the finish. The Australian raced just outside the top-ten throughout race two to claim thirteenth at the chequered flag for fourteenth overall on the day. He is now eighteenth in the series standings.

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Jed Beaton taking in a birds eye view of a big French crowd at St Jean D’Angely in France

“I’m slowly making progress back towards my pre-injury form but it’s taking time,” Beaton said. “On Saturday we made some good steps but Qualifying still didn’t go as well as I had hoped and I had to make the most of it from my gate-pick today. I tried to compensate through the first two turns in both races but after that it was difficult. It seems like there was not much passing here once everyone settled; the only changes of position were either really aggressive or mistakes. Hopefully we can end the season on a high; we’ll get some rest this week after three-in-a-row and then go for it in Turkey,” he concluded.

The final round of the 2022 season takes place in Turkey on Sept 4th

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Jed Beaton

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